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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 11(1); 2000 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2000;11(1): 92-104.
Public Heath Response for the 1999 Winter Asian Games
Hee Cheol Ahn, Moo Eob Ahn, Jung Tae Choi, Young Mee Choi, Ki Cheol You, Yong Jun Cho, Jang Hoi Hwang, Joon Ho Song, Dong Hoon Shin, Keun Jeong Song
BACKGROUND: To determine the needs of medical service system for mass-gathering event. We analyzed the process of delivered medical care system and types of medical problems of 1999 Winter Asian Games thus we are able to provide the basic data for planning future events.
We surveyed the organizing system of 1999 Winter Asian Game such as the operating system, medical goods, equipments, and overall patient status created at the medical room by retrospective chart review form 31st January to 6th February.
The medical room were operated at two athletic villages and six game grounds. The medical rooms of athletic villages were operated by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and EMTs and the rooms at the game grounds were operated by a doctor and a nurse. the medical goods and equipments for minor patients were satisfied, but those for critical patients were not satisfied. Most of the patient visited the medical rooms, had minor symptoms or musculoskeletal injuries. The symptom complex of the upper respiratory infection was the most commonly complained symptom(250 patients), followed by the gastrointestinal symptoms(200 patients) and musculoskeletal injuries(168 patients). However there was also a patient with acute myocardial infarction who required medically critical management including oxygen supplement, EKG monitoring, and transfer to a specialized medical center. The oral medications(581 patients), bandages and dressings(35 patients), physical therapies(25 patients), eyedrops(23 patients), and injections(21 patients) were supplied to the patients.
The organized medical care was mainly prepared by the administration. The management for minor patients was satisfied, but of the critical patients was not satisfied.
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